There have been some changes in the tenants' kitchens over the past week. First, after months of back-and-forth with the lighting store, the electrician, the local electrical supply house and a few local hardware stores, the pendant lighting was installed over the counter tops in the tenants' kitchens. Big sigh of relief.
Second, the protective coating of tiger ager was applied to the tenants' soapstone counter tops. As you can see, the tiger ager turns the soapstone from pale grey to charcoal. (The photos above were taken pre-tiger ager, the photos below post application.) I like both looks - the lighter seems more rustic, the darker more elegant. I think elegant is probably better in Boston's conservative market; the extra protection from food and wine staining is clearly an advantage.